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10-05-2011 02:36 AM
SFU
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Originally Posted by sailjunkie View Post
I would suggest that the OP consider Catalina 27's.
Will do if one pop out.

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Originally Posted by sailjunkie View Post
OP, welcome to Vancouver. You'll love sailing here. Perhaps we'll see you on the water some day!
Thx
If I see a blue boat with 3D and bow and arrows on her deck I will wave


SFU
10-03-2011 01:53 AM
sailjunkie
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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
The highlighted area is true but where are you going to berth it? There is nothing in Vancouver - you have to buy a boat with transferable moorage.
That is truer for larger boats (30' and up). There may be more room for smaller boats because everyone is moving up. You need to check around.

Next to our own boat (which we love!), I would suggest that the OP consider Catalina 27's. You can buy a good boat at the top end of the OP's budget, perhaps a bit more. A good, forgiving family boat,

OP, welcome to Vancouver. You'll love sailing here. Perhaps we'll see you on the water some day!
10-03-2011 01:35 AM
SFU
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Show off!!
He he Jealous !


Salut Paulk !

Français ou Quebecois ?
Thank a lot for the advices, I will check it out.
There isn't tons of below 30' boats advertised around it seems. But 2 or 3 are still coming out every week and I am a patient guy, so I won't rush anything.

And it's fun to look for a boat

A+

Stef
10-02-2011 11:48 PM
Faster
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Originally Posted by paulk View Post
'faut dire à Vancouver qu'il pleut plus qu'en Bretagne. C'est pour cela qu'on a des bimini avec rideaux. Si les régattes t'intéressent, il doit y avoir des J/24 (ou un bateau similaire qui se trouve dans les environs) disponible pour pas trop cher. C'est assez grand pour une petite famille pour sortir ensemble, et assez vite pour s'amuser. Bon vent!
Show off!!
10-02-2011 11:38 PM
paulk 'faut dire à Vancouver qu'il pleut plus qu'en Bretagne. C'est pour cela qu'on a des bimini avec rideaux. Si les régattes t'intéressent, il doit y avoir des J/24 (ou un bateau similaire qui se trouve dans les environs) disponible pour pas trop cher. C'est assez grand pour une petite famille pour sortir ensemble, et assez vite pour s'amuser. Bon vent!
10-02-2011 02:24 PM
Faster This is, unfortunately quite true... the only area that I know where people are having some luck finding space is under 27/28 feet and on the North Shore where the unavoidable fact of being behind tidal gates in either direction is a given.

These conditions are an even bigger disadvantage with a smaller, slower boat.
10-02-2011 01:55 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by tap View Post
Follow the craigslist's boat section to find something. Almost all the boats in your size and price range go there, not through brokers. Be sure to watch the Seattle listings too. My experience has been that there are more boats than the Vancouver/Victoria area and the prices are better. For $10k, you should be able to get a decent 27' boat like a Cal 2-27 or an Ericson 27. You'll like the extra space with 3 kids.

Don't be seduced by a boat with a low price that "needs a little work". Bad idea!
The highlighted area is true but where are you going to berth it? There is nothing in Vancouver - you have to buy a boat with transferable moorage.
10-02-2011 07:40 AM
tap Follow the craigslist's boat section to find something. Almost all the boats in your size and price range go there, not through brokers. Be sure to watch the Seattle listings too. My experience has been that there are more boats than the Vancouver/Victoria area and the prices are better. For $10k, you should be able to get a decent 27' boat like a Cal 2-27 or an Ericson 27. You'll like the extra space with 3 kids.

Don't be seduced by a boat with a low price that "needs a little work". Bad idea!
09-29-2011 01:40 PM
SFU
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Originally Posted by WDSchock View Post
If you are interested in Sailing One Design very imexpensively two Active and friendly Fleets in The Area are

Santana 525
Martin 242
Good idea, it must be fun !! I will check that out !
The Martin 242 look a little too racing oriented for the family trip. I will see.

If you are who I think you are, I must say that your Harbor 25 really catch my eye ! If I have 10 times my actual budget I would go for it.


All the best

SFU
09-28-2011 01:52 AM
Faster
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Originally Posted by SFU View Post
Hi again,

Thank you for all the answers !

Kids are 10 / 6 and 3 -> so still manageable -I hope- for some years -always an optimistic guy- if we keep it to 1 or 2 nights at a time.
Most any 25-26 footer will be very cosy with that sized family.. but people have done that and thrown in a dog or a cat besides..


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About 5k to 10K I think. I want to keep it 'small' and 'cheap'.
Do-able in today's market... for the upper end of that you could probably find a decent 28-29 footer - might make the difference and a more successful experiment with your family.

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By the way what do you wear as footwear, plastic boots (not too slippy )?
If it's dry I'll wear warm sock and boat shoes/sneakers... if it's wet then the typical rubber boots (oversized with heavy sock) If it's really cold then a non-marking-soled heavier boot works.


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DEAL !!
Too late, what is said is said
I will be happy to have you aboard ( as well as anyone in the area wanting a ride)
No worries...


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I am interested !
This is the kind of boat I am looking for.
Can you please send me an email with the number to call ? (I prefer not to post my email in this message to avoid spam bots)
I'll send you a PM with some info.


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You mean they are on charts but without a sign on it ?

How will navigation courses will help with this ? For me navigation is more about defining a route to follow and finding his way without landmarks.
Nav courses will make sure you can 'read' the chart and properly interpret the hazard and it's location. Around here we mostly do conning rather than plotting and navigating.. a GPS with charts is making us all a little complacent, and as indicated above paper charts are req'd for legality. The CPS courses are probably the most accessible and their basic boating course will provide you with enough charting knowledge to get around safely.

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Well... yes and no. I do remember tides, but I spend the last 11 years in Tahiti (=no tide) so I am a little rusty on the matter (some friends even say wasted ).
The biggest issue with tides here is the 'gateways' into/out of the Gulf Islands... some run as fast as 10-12 knots at times, as do the narrows in and out of Vancouver Harbour itself. Timing is important.


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And yes I think a little GPS is nice to have around. But well for the moment I don't plan to go very far !
By the way, where do you buy charts here ?
Any Marine store (West Marine, Steveston, Thunderbird (WV), Martin Marine in NV etc) will deal in the CHS charts. About $20 each, with convenient chart books for designated areas at around $100.
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